Contra Costa County Wage and Hour Dispute Lawyer

Employment Attorney Serving Walnut Creek | Pleasant Hill | Concord

It can be a difficult task for employees to confront their employer, especially if they feel that their job is on the line. When it feels like you are putting your family at risk of losing your ability to provide, it can be stressful. You work hard and you should be paid for your time. Fortunately, the federal government and the state of California have laws that protect you.

If you are not getting the compensation for the time you put in for your employer, our experienced Contra Costa County wage and hour dispute Lawyer can help. At the Furstenthal Law Office, our attorney helps clients with all types of employment law related legal matters, and can help you get the compensation you worked so hard for.

Protect your rights and schedule a FREE consultation with and attorney today at (925)-284-1718 or email us online. We represent clients throughout the East Bay Area, including Lafayette, Concord, Walnut Creek, and surrounding communities.

California Wage and Hour Laws Protect Your Rights

If you are being taken advantage of by your employer, the state of California and the federal government are on your side to protect your rights. Wage and hour rules are governed by two laws: The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act and the California Labor Code. When employers do not pay overtime or a fair wage, they are in violation of the law. An experienced employment law attorney can help you understand and protect your rights as an employee in California.

The most common issues that involve wage and hour disputes include:

  • Unpaid wages – employers who do not pay their employees, including paying the balance of wages earned--within 72 hours of leaving the company, or immediately upon termination--face strict penalties.
  • Meal breaks – employees are entitled to a meal break of a minimum 30 minutes before the 5th hour of work, and another meal break of at least 30 minutes if employees work more than 10 hours.
  • Rest breaks – employees are entitled to a rest break for 10 minutes for every 4 hours worked.
  • Vacation time – If the worker leaves the company, the accrued vacation time must be paid to the employee.
  • Compensation for commissions and bonuses – Overtime pay for employees who earn commission must be paid for hours worked over 40 hours per week and is calculated using their base pay.
  • Misclassification and unpaid overtime – There are two types of standard employees: those on salary, and those who are paid hourly. It is not required for an employer to pay overtime to salaried workers, so in some cases, an employer will  misclassify an employee as salary when they should be paid hourly, in order to avoid paying overtime.

At the Furstenthal Law Office, our employment law attorney has the knowledge to help you understand your rights, and help you through your wage and hour dispute.

Contact an Experienced East Bay Area Employment Law and Unpaid Wages Attorney

If you have not been paid enough for your hard work, contact a lawyers at the Furstenthal Law Office today. You can schedule a FREE consultation by calling (925) 284-1718 or filling out our online form. We serve clients throughout the East Bay Area, in Northern California, including Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Concord, and surrounding communities.

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